The popularity of some watches takes off the moment that they are introduced. A great example of this is the Black Bay Fifty-Eight, which Tudor launched in 2018. It was not only the charismatic black and gold color scheme that made the watch so instantly popular but also its size of 39mm. With that it is perfectly proportioned, breathing vintage style while being large enough to offer modern-day appeal.
At Watches of Switzerland, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight was an instant hit, and the new version in blue will likely follow its sibling. While the changes are only limited to the color, it gives the watch a completely different look. The blue looks somewhat sportier and dynamic, then the more vintage-inspired black and gold look. This even though the blue color scheme is also based on a vintage Tudor. Especially on a bracelet, it means that the Black Bay Fifty-Eight has more of a contemporary look. One thing that stayed the same is the versatility of the watch. Just like its sibling can also this Tudor be matched as easily with a suit and tie, as with shorts and a polo. But also when you change into your swim shorts or even your wet suit, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight can stay on the wrist, as it is water-resistant up to 200 meters.
The watch is fitted with caliber MT5402, an automatic manufacture movement that comes with a few welcome features. So is the balance wheel covered by a full bridge, which makes it more shock resistant, does it have a power reserve of 70 hours and does a Chronometer-certification testify the movement’s precision. Tudor is offering their latest watch on the classic stainless steel oyster bracelet, with its distinct rivets on the side, but there are also other options for those who feel that the dial and bezel offer not enough blue. The blue ‘soft touch’ strap looks almost like a suede leather but is a high-performance synthetic material that offers superb wearing comfort and doesn’t mind getting wet. Those who prefer their strap even more sportively can opt for the blue NATO-style strap with centerline in silver. While the new Black Bay Fifty-Eight in blue is not a limited edition, its popularity will most likely mean that collectors better hurry to official Tudor-retailers such as Watches of Switzerland and Mayors, to ensure that they can enjoy their great new watch this summer.
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